Saturday, October 31, 2009

PhotoHunt - Bags

Time for another edition of PhotoHunt. The theme this week is bags. Not the best quality pic because I took it with my phone, but when inspiration knocks you must answer.







Friday, October 30, 2009

55 Flash Fiction - Single Moms

I don't know why this popped into my head, but I think about how hard single dads and moms work when they are abandoned by their partner to raise kids alone. So many strong adults come from a family where they see their mom working three jobs just to put food on the table. It's like a little miracle. So here is a tribute to them.


Kate didn't think she could do it another day but she wanted to. Eyes crusty with sleep she forced herself out of bed after three hours of sleep.

She had worked two jobs since her deadbeat husband left her alone with their three kids. Her youngest entered the room and said, "I love you mommy".


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Talking Pothole of Hilariousness

I'm Nuts For Squirrel

A friend at work pointed me to the wiki page for the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society. I have to say that their creed of: "I pledge to uphold the objects of the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society, to foster compassion and goodwill towards albino squirrels, and to dedicate myself to the protection of all squirrels, especially those that are albino." Really makes me want to fight for the rights of my albino bushy tail friends!

LONG LIVE THE ALBINO SQUIRREL!

Wordless Wednesday - Oquirrh Mountains



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Heads or Tails - Edge

Time or my weekly heads or tails. This editions prompt was "Edge", which means I can choose a previous prompt to play with. I went back to June 2, 2009 and picked the prompt "Heads - Motion". I can't take the credit for taking the picture but I've always loved night pictures taken with moving lights.









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Sunday, October 25, 2009

He attacked my baby

I took Bo for a nice long walk today, and nearing the end he was attacked. This dog was sitting just outside it's yards fence, and by fence I mean like a two foot tall piece of presswood. He ran at Bo, grabbed him by the neck, and shook him. I screamed and the dog finally let go. The dog tried to follow us but luckily it went back to the house.

I talked to a neighour and she said that the dog had attacked before.

I came home cleaned the small amount if blood off of Bo's neck and called animal control. They came and got a witness statement when I agreed that a citation needed to be issued.

The office went to talk to the other dogs owner while I filled out my statement, and when she returned she said he was pissed. He claims the dog has been in the house all day, and we would see him in court.

I have no problem with going to court because it sounds like this isn't the first time. Also, if the neighbor agrees we will have another witness.

We are about to go talk to the neighbor and hope she is willing to give a statement.

My bloggy friends

I got sick of missing all the cool posts on my faveorite blogs, so I downloaded a free RSS reader app for my iPhone. Now every day I can open it and be kept up to date on to coolest news.

If you have a cool blog post the address in the comments so I can start to follow you.

Now off the walk the dogs



Sunday Secret

For those of you in Blog and Facebook land who don't know... Every Sunday I visit Post Secret, which is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. I have been visiting this site for more then 4 years and I love it so much I post my favorite secret each week on my blog.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My baby Bo

I was looking through the memory card for our camera and I found som old pics of Bo. He is soooooo cute!














PhotoHunt : Tied

This is a new MeMe I found to do on Saturday's and looks fun, and very very busy. YAY!!! This weeks theme is tied.



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Update - I need to lose a person


I've been doing a bad job at updating my Diet Diary but I had a little extra time this morning, so what the hay. In a previous post I talked about having to lose a whole person worth of weight and I've finally updated the picture. I've recalculated the amount of pixels to 11 pixels/pound and this is my new result.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Accidental Vacuum




At the begining of our last off week we got hit by someone in our parking lot at work. Damn it. Well I guess it wasn't all bad because we got a check from her insurance. So today we went off to Best Buy to do some shopping.

We hit the first store and we couldn't find a wall mount for our TV, because it's a normal one instead of flat screen. After looking for the stand without success we looked at the vacuums and found our faveorite. The Dyson D28 Animal, a machine of pure suckage!

Since we couldnt find our stand at the first store we decided to wait to buy the vacuum until we went to the second location. I am sooooo glad we did! The original price of this vacuum is $599 (which is the only con in my opinion), but we found an open model selling for about $110 less. *JOY*

I wheeled it over to electronics and proceeded to test vacuum the floor, which they were happy to let me do. "This machine is amazing, and at such a discount" I thought to myself. We checked with the sales guy and found out the 5 year warrenty wouldn't change because it had been opened, and that he would find all of the attachments for us. SOLD! They ended up giving us the attachments from the display, and we were off!

I came home so excited to vacuum, and I'm sure I will continue to feel that way. First I used the old vacuum on the living room, and then re-vacuumed with the Dyson. So much dirt and hair was left behind by to old vacuum! As I vacuumed I tested the manuverability, ease of use, and the functionality of the attachments. So much better then the old vacuum.

The Dyson has a telescopic handle, which was great for stairs, an I even vacuumed the ceiling fan. I also remembered the little turbine attachment for our Hoover, and how it's super speed brush spinning stopped as soon as it touched anything like carpet, or even a chair. The turbine attachment on the Dyson however was amazing on the stairs and our recliners. Not only does it suck, but the spinning brush fluffed the fabric so it looked like new!!! So happy!

I've been looking at online reviews since I finished vacuuming and there has only been one complaint... Size/weight/manuverability. Yes it is a bigger and heavier vacuum, but it's suction power far out weighs that con. Also as I compared it to my old vacuum, it's pretty much the same size, weight, and it's just as easy to maneuver. Well acutually the Dyson is easier to use because of fewer passes being needed, and the high power suction makes the vacuum pretty much self propelled.

Other cool features include lifetime washable hepa filter, amazing 5 year warrety, and the cord is so long I can vacuum the entire upstairs without moving to a new outlet.

So all around I give the Dyson D28 Animal 5 stars. Price would have got 4 stars, but we got a great deal.

Oh and I forgot to add that in the check out line the man behind us was raving about how he loved his vacuum. Everybody I know loves these machines.

Evil Pancakes

We are at Village Inn and I resisted the evil pancakes. Then the evil man tried to convince me to have pie. Evil bastard!!!




Thursday, October 22, 2009

55 Flash Fiction

Its been way to long but I'm excited to be back doing 55 Flash Fiction.

Chad didn't think he would ever do something like this, but the desire for revenge burned within him. This story is a little dark, but Ive just started watching the tv show Dexter. I love it!!!

Anyway, on to the fiction.

As his sister's killer came around the corner he plunged the knife into the man's back and he dropped to the floor bleeding. Chad stood over the lifeless murder and smiled, knowing this man wouldn't kill again.





Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Puppy class suprise

We got the dogs ready to head over to Petsmart for Bo's weekly puppy class with Jessica. We were greeted at the training area by Shayla the trainer from the other classes. Shayla informed us that Jessica is no longer with Petsmart and we would be welcome to join another class.

So we are now part of the Thursday night class which mean unfortunately I can't go to sign language on Thursday nights. I guess I'll have to pratice extra hard on the lessons I miss.

Hooray for a new adventure

Halloween Spectacular

The little woman and I thought we would take Bo and Gus on a walk this afternoon. We like to go different ways each time we go so it's a little more interesting, and we get to see cool new parts of the neighborhood.

We also get to see things like this over the top Halloween setup.




Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apple poop

When Gus was a puppy we felt with poop full of cherries, appricots, and bird seed that he found in the yard. We have been lucky with Bo because the appricot tree is dead and we didn't feed the birds this year. Still we have to deal with apples and it's not fun. The dogs love to hang out in the yard, and I'm sure it's because of the large selections of apples to eat. Unfortunately thus eventually turns in to stinky apple pie filling (aka apple poop).

Normally it doesn't happen on the carpet, but Bo does this in his kennel from time to time. Lucky for me he did it in his kennel today so I had a giant mess when I came home from work. After carrying him outside I grab a rake and a saw to attack the apple tree. I cutoff a large branch of the back neighbours apple tree that hangs in our yard, and then I raked all the apples I could out of the tree. I colleted a whole milk crate full of apples.




There are lots of apples left on the tree but I think pulling these down will be helpful. Now I'll have to go out everyday for a while and pick the ones that have fallen.

Damn you apple poop!!!

Super News Fun

I found a few more fun videos from SuperNews



Heads - Stop

I'm finally back on the MeMe bandwagon!!!! First off is Heads or Tails! YAY!

A green Stop sign.... WTF?



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Monday, October 19, 2009

Dear Lunchless Person

I went to go make some yummy scrambled eggs this morning and I was going to add leftover peppers from our fajita potluck at work. I pull out the bags and see bread in one, which isn't something you find in my house very often. I shout to the little woman, "We got someones bread in our bag... and their rice... and a carrot? OH CRAP I TOOK SOMEONES LUNCH FROM THE FRIDGE AT WORK!"

WHAT A DIRTBAG I AM!

Dear Lunch-less Person,

I sincerely apologize for taking your lunch. I was in such a rush to leave after my long graveyard shift and didn't know where my wife put our leftovers. I saw one of our bags and took the bag next to, which happened to be yours. I AM SO SORRY.

I'm hoping that it was leftovers since your rice looked half eaten, and there was an empty string cheese wrapper in the bag.

I hope you'll forgive me and that you didn't starve at lunch.

Sincerely,

Lunch Thief

I think I've got it

When blogging from my iPhone I've been using the email post option and it's always annoyed me that I can't use labels. I downloaded BlogPress Lite and I've begun testing it out. So let's see how it works. I'M EXCITED!

Testing the picture option. Oooooh







Saturday, October 17, 2009

Music Fun

This fun little project reveals the odd music I have on my iPod. 



RULES: 
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle. 
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS. 
4. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing. 
5. Have Fun! 


IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY 
"Pride in the name of love" (Voice Male)

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? 
"Have I ever told you" (FFH)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? 
"Work This Out" (HSM)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? 

"Ridiculous Thoughts" (The Cranberries)

 
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? 
"Money Bought" (Nickelback)

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO? 
"Nasty Boys" (Janet Jackson) HAHAHAHAHA

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? 
"Feeling Good" (Michael Buble) 

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? 
"Blackhole Son" (Soundgarden) HAHAHAHAHAHA

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"Boys Boys Boys" (Lady Gaga) Holy crap I almost died I laughed so hard

WHAT IS 2 + 2? 
"Going the distance" (Cake)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? 
"Nasty Girl" (Destiny's Child) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Is it true Malynda?

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? 
"Big Things" (Fame – Anjulie)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? 
"Enid" (Barenaked Ladies) Oh dear….

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? 
"Redneck Woman" (Gretchen Wilson) HAHAHAHAHA Sorry LinZ

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? 
"When I Grow Up" (Pussycat Dolls)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? 
"I love myself today" (Bif Naked)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?? 
"Canadians" (Bif Naked) LOL

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?? 
"Love Game" (Lady GaGa)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? 
"Queen of Hollywood" (The Corrs)

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW? 
"I like it rough" (Lady GaGa)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? 
"Diamond Dogs" (Moulin Rouge – Beck)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS? 

"Poem to a horse" (Shakira) LOL 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Random Email

I got this strange email today from someone name Jeff. Very odd

"Hi Greg,
We're in Amsterdam now. Its even colder than Lonon and Paris; although drier. I hope you do take the coat. And Aieh Goi said you should check whether you need a sleeping bag to stay in hostels; and towels. Can you please reply so I know you're ok. Please be careful also, lots of pickpockets apparently. Look after your passport ok.
Lots of love, Mum an Dad
Ps. Love to Jeff"

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Missing Bike

Someone sent this to me at work and I thought I would share it.